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NBA Injury News & Starting Lineups (February 3): Trae Young, Zach LaVine and Jimmy Butler Expect to Play Thursday

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Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks.

Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Thursday’s NBA slate, along with notable injury news for each squad. For real-time injury updates, check out our FantasyLabs NBA news page

NBA Injury News

6:30 p.m. ET Update: Trae Young and De’Andre Hunter have been cleared to play Thursday vs. the Phoenix Suns. Jae Crowder and Deandre Ayton will also suit up.


5:30 p.m. ET Update: Dejounte Murray and Doug McDermott have been ruled out for the San Antonio Spurs Thursday.

Cade Cunningham and Josh Jackson will sit out for the Detroit Pistons.

D’Angelo Russell will miss his fourth game in a row with a shin bruise. Patrick Beverley and Josh Okogie have been cleared to play.


The Chicago Bulls have listed Zach LaVine as questionable ahead of their game against the Toronto Raptors Thursday. LaVine was initially considered probable with a back issue, but has since been downgraded to questionable.

Trae Young is questionable to suit up for tonight’s game against the Phoenix Suns with a shoulder injury. Atlanta Hawks head coach Nate McMillan said Young will be a game-time decision. On the other side of that matchup, Jae Crowder and Deandre Ayton are listed as probable after both men returned from their respective absences.

Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry are questionable to play against the San Antonio Spurs Thursday. Butler is dealing with a sore toe and Lowry missed nine games for personal, but the latter is expected to suit up. On the other side of that matchup, Dejounte Murray is questionable for the Spurs with a wrist injury.

Projected Starting Lineups

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET)

Timberwolves Projected Lineup

PG – Patrick Beverley
SG – Anthony Edwards
SF – Jaden McDaniels
PF – Jarred Vanderbilt
C – Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury news: Patrick Beverley (Ankle), and Josh Okogie (Quad) are available;  Leandro Bolmaro (Ankle) is questionable; D’Angelo Russell (Shin) is out

Pistons Projected Lineup

PG – Cory Joseph
SG – Hamidou Diallo
SF – Saddiq Bey
PF – Jerami Grant
C – Isaiah Stewart

Injury news: Cade Cunningham (Hip) and Josh Jackson (Spine) are out

Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs (7 p.m. ET)

Heat Projected Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry
SG – Duncan Robinson
SF – Jimmy Butler
PF – P.J. Tucker
C – Bam Adebayo

Injury news: Jimmy Butler (Toe), PJ Tucker (Knee) and Kyle Lowry (Personal) are questionable

Spurs Projected Lineup

PG – Tre Jones
SG – Derrick White
SF – Devin Vassell
PF – Keldon Johnson
C – Drew Eubanks

Injury news: Dejounte Murray (Wrist), Doug McDermott (Ankle), Jakob Poeltl (Concussion), Zach Collins (Conditioning) and Keita Bates-Diop (Conditioning) are out

Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m. ET)

Bulls Projected Lineup

PG – Ayo Dosunmu
SG – Zach LaVine
SF – DeMar DeRozan
PF – Javonte Green
C – Nikola Vucevic

Injury news: Zach LaVine (Back) is available

Raptors Projected Lineup

PG – Fred VanVleet
SG – Gary Trent Jr.
SF – OG Anunoby
PF – Scottie Barnes
C – Pascal Siakam

Injury news: Khem Birch (Nose) is available

Phoenix Suns vs. Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)

Suns Projected Lineup

PG – Chris Paul
SG – Devin Booker
SF – Mikal Bridges
PF – Jae Crowder
C – Deandre Ayton

Injury news: Deandre Ayton (Ankle) and Jae Crowder (Wrist) are available

Hawks Projected Lineup

PG – Trae Young
SG – Kevin Huerter
SF – De’Andre Hunter
PF – John Collins
C – Clint Capela

Injury news: Deandre Hunter (Ankle) and Trae Young (Shoulder) are available; Lou Williams (Back) is out

Los Angeles Lakers vs. L.A. Clippers (10 p.m. ET)

Lakers Projected Lineup

PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – Malik Monk
SF – Avery Bradley
PF – Stanley Johnson
C – Anthony Davis

Injury news: Anthony Davis (Knee) and Malik Monk (Groin) are probable; LeBron James (Knee) is doubtful

Clippers Projected Lineup

PG – Reggie Jackson
SG – Amir Coffey
SF – Terance Mann
PF – Marcus Morris
C – Ivica Zubac

Injury news: Ivica Zubac (Calf) is questionable

Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors (10 p.m. ET)

Kings Projected Lineup

PG – De’Aaron Fox
SG – Tyrese Haliburton
SF – Harrison Barnes
PF – Maurice Harkless
C – Richaun Holmes

Injury news: De’Aaron Fox (Ankle) is questionable

Warriors Projected Lineup

PG – Stephen Curry
SG – Klay Thompson
SF – Andrew Wiggins
PF – Jonathan Kuminga
C – Kevin Looney

Injury news: Andre Iguodala (Hip), Otto Porter Jr. (Back) and Nemanja Bjelica (Back) are out


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